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The recent recession hit the American workforce hard, and the IT industry wasn't spared. In 2009, U.S. technology companies cut almost 250,000 jobs, according to TechAmerica Foundation .

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Out-of-work IT pros suddenly found themselves in a tough spot, as companies enacted hiring freezes to cut costs during the downturn. What's more, with each passing day, many unemployed workers' skills stagnated.

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